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IGNORANCE OR STUPIDITY: YOU DECIDE!

Folks, I do not make this stuff up, as you always have a source for everything placed on this blog:

“FEDERAL WAY – The school board in this suburb south of Seattle has restricted showings of Al Gore’s movie on global warming, including requiring that it be balanced with an adequate opposing viewpoint….

The decision was sparked by complaints from parents who said their child was taking the film as fact after viewing it at school.

Condoms don’t belong in school, and neither does Al Gore. He’s not a schoolteacher,” said Frosty Hardison, a parent of seven who doesn’t want the film shown at all.

“The information that’s being presented is a very cockeyed view of what the truth is,” Hardison told the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. “The Bible says that in the end times everything will burn up, but that perspective isn’t in the DVD.”…

“We have to ensure that our schools are not being used to politically indoctrinate anyone,” said board member Dave Larson, who with Barney and board member Charlie Hoff voted Tuesday for the requirements.

None has seen the movie. District policy, however, requires that an opposing view be aired whenever a controversial issue is examined in school.

“I am shocked that a school district would come to this decision,” the movie’s co-producer, Laurie David, said in a prepared statement. “There is no opposing view to science, which is fact, and the facts are clear that global warming is here, now.”

Gore’s documentary has received approval from some of the nation’s top climate scientists for its accuracy.

In it, he presents scientists’ findings on the catastrophic dangers of climate change.

Federal researchers with the National Academy of Sciences have said the planet’s temperature has climbed to levels not seen in thousands of years, and has begun to affect plants and animals.

But Larson offered two opposing articles, including one by author John Stossel that said many scientists discredit global warming predictions. He also cited NASA and NOAA Web sites referring to debate and disagreement over climate change.

The National Science Teachers Association turned down an offer from the film’s producers for 50,000 free DVDs for classroom use. The association said it didn’t want to be seen as politically endorsing the film or open itself to requests from other special interests,” quoting The Olympian.

Ed. Note: This is why making changes to America’s carbon based fuel addiction is so difficult.
Ignorance And Stupidity is more like it. This writer feels for these school children not getting bald truth.

Posted by Steve on January 13, 2007 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

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